Monday, August 29, 2016

AUGUST 29, 2016

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted but including trumpet, trombone, reed, piano, celeste, guitar, bass and drum players) first The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum) record the titles "Either It's Love Or It Isn't" and "Walkin' Away With My Heart" then Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers record the the titles "Winter Wonderland" and a rejected take of "Baby, I'm True To You". Capitol Records will initially release "Either It's Love Or It Isn't" and "Walkin' Away With My Heart" together as a single (Capitol 306) and "Winter Wonderland" as a single (Capitol 316) with "A Gal In Calico" (recorded September 27, 1945) on the flipside.
1954 - Dave Cavanaugh, A&R Representative for Capitol Records, announces that The Four Keys, formerly with Aladdin Records, have been signed to Capitol.
1955 - Judy Garland, with an orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart, records the track "Carolina In The Morning", for her Capitol Records album "Miss Show Business", at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California
1965 - Capitol Records president Alan Livingston presents The Beatles gold records for their soundtrack album "Help!" at the end of a press conference that was recorded for possible use as a promotional record, and also filmed. Later that night, The Beatles perform the first of two concerts at The Hollywood Bowl that happen over two consecutive nights. Recordings of some of these performances will appear when Capitol Records releases "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" in 1977.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles perform their last live concert in the United States with a show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The last song was "Long Tall Sally." At Paul McCartney's request, the audio of the show was recorded to tape.
10 Years Ago Today In 2006 - The limited 40th Anniversary edition of The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" is due in stores in both a 2 disc green vinyl version and a CD/DVD set with extras.

1952- Don Schlitz, country/western songwriter (including "The Gambler" and "The Greatest" for Liberty and Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Kenny Rogers and the Broadway musical "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer"), is born in Durham, North Carolina
1968 - Dean Martin's father, Gaetano "Guy" Crocetti, dies at age 73

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